BCS Coming & Going: Retail, Restaurants, Businesses, etc (2020)

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techno-ag said:

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Southerns is having their 3-day grand opening events starting tonight.

Southerns Grand Opening


Live music in Post Oak Mall. Well alright!

FYI Restaurant is not open yet, I called to see if there was a cover charge to eat. They said to call back next week. But they have some good singers lined up.
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MS08 said:

Land being cleared (I'm assuming for development) between Lincoln and East Tarrow with parking lot frontage there behind Abuelos, etc. Have been wondering about this piece of land for a long time as it's everything you would want for development. I think Scarmado is a part of the ownership entity.

Anybody know much of anything?
Probably as he owns the land adjacent on University Drive.
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woodiewood1 said:

MS08 said:

Land being cleared (I'm assuming for development) between Lincoln and East Tarrow with parking lot frontage there behind Abuelos, etc. Have been wondering about this piece of land for a long time as it's everything you would want for development. I think Scarmado is a part of the ownership entity.

Anybody know much of anything?
Probably as he owns the land adjacent on University Drive.


Pretty sure that COCS approved replat for development and retail/restaurant several years ago.
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Southerns will be nice for live music if the people support it. Will be interesting to see a show there that's super crazy/packed. Only drawback I saw last night was lack of a big place to dance.
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SubZero in century square is closing.

https://www.facebook.com/1907704179509819/posts/2568021160144781/
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Went to Carport Coffee at the corner of Nagle and University this morning. Parking was tricky, but the coffee was really great. Definitely geared more towards pedestrians to grab in go, but they some seating as well. I'll be back soon to try more items!
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trouble said:

SubZero in century square is closing.

https://www.facebook.com/1907704179509819/posts/2568021160144781/


Century Square stores are dropping like flies this year
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Because the rents are out of control. This isn't houston, and there's too many new places opening too quickly. It's not supernatural...
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trouble said:

SubZero in century square is closing.

https://www.facebook.com/1907704179509819/posts/2568021160144781/


Basically what i said on last years thread. I dont understand how all these businesses plan to stay open with the amount of saturation in this market. Supply is increasing but demand is staying the same.... either prices should decrease to meet the correct target(which isnt happening) or these restaurants/businesses are going to shut down.

I think college station is trying to build the infrastructure of a metropolitan area before the actual people show up. I just dont see it working anytime soon
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Big Shots Golf (small-scale Top Golf) is coming.
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redd38 said:

trouble said:

SubZero in century square is closing.

https://www.facebook.com/1907704179509819/posts/2568021160144781/


Century Square stores are dropping like flies this year


What other Century Square stores have shut down? Just trying to recall, not trying to be tongue and cheek about it.
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MS08 said:

redd38 said:

trouble said:

SubZero in century square is closing.

https://www.facebook.com/1907704179509819/posts/2568021160144781/


Century Square stores are dropping like flies this year


What other Century Square stores have shut down? Just trying to recall, not trying to be tongue and cheek about it.


Runway Seven has also closed, so already 2 stores in the first 25 days of the year.
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ajolly said:

trouble said:

SubZero in century square is closing.

https://www.facebook.com/1907704179509819/posts/2568021160144781/


Basically what i said on last years thread. I dont understand how all these businesses plan to stay open with the amount of saturation in this market. Supply is increasing but demand is staying the same.... either prices should decrease to meet the correct target(which isnt happening) or these restaurants/businesses are going to shut down.

I think college station is trying to build the infrastructure of a metropolitan area before the actual people show up. I just dont see it working anytime soon

Not sure the facts support this. Observations and anecdotes don't paint an accurate picture. Demand isn't staying the same. B/CS is the second fastest growing GDP in Texas. Second only to the Austin area.

https://www.kbtx.com/content/news/BCS-area-has-second-fastest-growing-GDP-in-state-567268151.html

I think some of this has to do with the type of business/industry, where they open their shop, and the population diversity in that area.

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I think population growth would be a more accurate measure for the restaurant industry. Maybe people are just making more money with the progress we have seen with research, and medical facilities opening up. Restaurants need more people to come to their restaurants, not necessarily for people to have more money.
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Pop growing too. GDP rarely increases with a steady or decreasing pop.

"The B-CS population grew 14.4% from 2010 to 2018, which is higher than Waco's 7.1% rate of growth over the same time frame. Ann Arbor, Michigan and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois grew 7.3% and 3.2%, respectively. Bryan-College Station was outpaced only by Fort Collins, Colorado's 16.7% rate of growth and the Auburn-Opelika (Alabama) metro area population increase of 16.4%."

https://www.theeagle.com/news/local/economic-index-bryan-college-station-economy-slows-but-population-growing/article_641d876c-7f57-11e9-8845-ab3970f929c2.html
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RGRAg1/75 said:

Pop growing too. GDP rarely increases with a steady or decreasing pop.

"The B-CS population grew 14.4% from 2010 to 2018, which is higher than Waco's 7.1% rate of growth over the same time frame. Ann Arbor, Michigan and Champaign-Urbana, Illinois grew 7.3% and 3.2%, respectively. Bryan-College Station was outpaced only by Fort Collins, Colorado's 16.7% rate of growth and the Auburn-Opelika (Alabama) metro area population increase of 16.4%."

https://www.theeagle.com/news/local/economic-index-bryan-college-station-economy-slows-but-population-growing/article_641d876c-7f57-11e9-8845-ab3970f929c2.html


Good read. I am curious if students are included in those population growth statistics.. even with the 14% population growth, how much more has the food service industry grown in BCS?

Even if lower than 14%, the new change in population would still have to support the new businesses and not go to the more established ones. A lot of people just like eating at their few fav restaurants all the time and dont venture out to eat at new places (basing off my own preferences. No research i have done on that)
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Sorry for derailing thread. Im done
australopithecus robustus
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Student growth is fine but with it comes no improvement in per capital retail spending. BCS is lower than cities like Victoria and Tyler in per capita retail spending.

For the influx of businesses to be on more stable ground BCS needs to grow not only in population, but the RIGHT population, that is chasing high paying jobs, not just going to school and eating Ramen.
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A 3 story building is going up close to Bowie School in Downtown Bryan. Have heard that it is going to be loft apartments. Looks like the bottom floor may be offices.
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dgonzo99 said:

A 3 story building is going up close to Bowie School in Downtown Bryan. Have heard that it is going to be loft apartments. Looks like the bottom floor may be offices.

The Dechiro Lofts
https://m.facebook.com/theDechiro/

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/305-W-27th-St-Bryan-TX-77803/50308488_zpid/?
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Rex Racer said:

ajolly said:

Rex Racer said:

I visited a friend this weekend that works for H-E-B in San Antonio that confirms we are getting a new store. I have her looking to confirm location.


*Insert "Wellll..... we're waiting" gif*

Sent a text to remind her.


Any update?
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bcstx06 said:

dgonzo99 said:

A 3 story building is going up close to Bowie School in Downtown Bryan. Have heard that it is going to be loft apartments. Looks like the bottom floor may be offices.

The Dechiro Lofts
https://m.facebook.com/theDechiro/

https://www.zillow.com/homedetails/305-W-27th-St-Bryan-TX-77803/50308488_zpid/?



Dunder Mifflin ass looking building.
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Those actually look really cool.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Rex Racer said:

ajolly said:

Rex Racer said:

I visited a friend this weekend that works for H-E-B in San Antonio that confirms we are getting a new store. I have her looking to confirm location.


*Insert "Wellll..... we're waiting" gif*

Sent a text to remind her.


Any update?
She told me to give her until last Friday, but I never heard back. I'm at the point of not wanting to be a pest. Maybe she'll get back with me. This is my best man's fiance. So I don't want to push too much.
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Supposedly an HEB slated for Boonville/University somebody said. Maybe that's what she was referring to?
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techno-ag said:

Supposedly an HEB slated for Boonville/University somebody said. Maybe that's what she was referring to?
That's what I'm trying to get confirmation on. Location. She confirmed we're getting a new store, and she said it would be really nice.
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Boonville/University is probably the location that makes the most sense.

But, the City has been pushing for an urban grocery store concept for the Northgate/Century Square area for a couple of years. Since HEB recently built a couple of Urban concept stores (Houston store below as example), I could also see that as a possibility.

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Captn_Ag05 said:

Boonville/University is probably the location that makes the most sense.

The City has been pushing for an urban grocery store concept for the Northgate/Century Square area for a couple of years. Since HEB recently built a couple of Urban concept stores (Houston store below as example), I could also see that as a possibility.


A&M is getting a Brookshire Brothers or some such. Granted, it's a big campus but HEB might opt for the location with more rooftops. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
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Captn_Ag05 said:

Boonville/University is probably the location that makes the most sense.

The City has been pushing for an urban grocery store concept for the Northgate/Century Square area for a couple of years. Since HEB recently built a couple of Urban concept stores (Houston store below as example), I could also see that as a possibility.




Im gonna be absolutely pissed if this is the HEB concept they bring to university and booneville.
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ajolly said:

Captn_Ag05 said:

Boonville/University is probably the location that makes the most sense.

The City has been pushing for an urban grocery store concept for the Northgate/Century Square area for a couple of years. Since HEB recently built a couple of Urban concept stores (Houston store below as example), I could also see that as a possibility.




Im gonna be absolutely pissed if this is the HEB concept they bring to university and booneville.
I don't think the land is expensive enough out there. This one is at the intersection of two major corridors in a walkable area of Houston. I would be extremely surprised if this concept went out at Boonville/University. This would kill somewhere on University between Wellborn and Texas though.
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Agreed. Definintely wouldn't expect a concept similar to this anywhere but the Northgate area.
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I Heart Mac and Cheese in Jones Crossing officially opens Wednesday but is having a soft opening today.
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Houston right now is the only area getting the multi-story HEBs, because their is not enough land in the inner city for the standard HEB. I had heard that a smaller grocery store like ALDI was trying to go in across from campus. If HEB was going to go in close to campus, they would probably go in the old Albertsons. I think they own that building. There is really no land to put one on between Texas and Wellborn unless they buy Northgate and tear it down. I doubt that would happen. Northgate is about 20% of the tax base of CS.
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The new close date for Chick-fil-a is the last day of February. It will take 3 to 5 months to rebuild.
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dgonzo99 said:

There is really no land to put one on between Texas and Wellborn unless they buy Northgate and tear it down.
The Century Square development and the Culpepper Realty owned land and future development called the Union (Hurricane Harry's area) both have contained a plan for a grocery store at some point in their plans. Not saying either will ever happen (much less both), but there is land for it on University if a developer wanted to do it.
 
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